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Commissioner Quarles sends support to Harper's Country Hams

 

Major Clinton employer a total loss after fire

 

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
For more information contact:
Angela Blank
(502) 573-0450

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles today released the following statement on the fire that occurred at Harper’s Country Hams in Hickman County.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Harper’s Country Hams this morning,” said Commissioner Quarles. “During a call with the Harper family, I expressed my condolences and offered them any and all support the Kentucky Department of Agriculture could provide.


“Harper’s Country Hams is a classic and well-known ham producer in west Kentucky, and I look forward to working with this great agribusiness to get them back to work.”


Harper’s Country Hams has been open since 1952 and has won six grand champion awards at the Kentucky State Fair. In addition, it employs dozens of workers and has been a mainstay in the community of Clinton since its opening more than 60 years ago.